New York Mets fans didn’t hold back their disdain when L.A. Dodger star Chase Utley was announced to the crowd at CitiField in Queens on Monday night.
A chorus of boos came down on the player two days after his controversial slide left Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada with a broken leg. But Tejada, who took to the field with a cane, received a hero’s welcome.
Tejada received a hero’s welcome as revenge was on the minds of many Mets fans who packed the stadium.
The New York Daily News brought a life size cardboard cutout of Utley on the subway ride out to field.
Fans in the subway cars poked fun at the cutout as if it was a real person.
One fan, known as Will from Queens, was so upset he called into the Mike Francesa sports radio show in tears.
Francesa told the man: “Will, are you crying? You're not really crying over this, I hope.”
Fortunately for Will and other Mets fans the home team ended up doing everything right - taking out their retribution on the field by clobbering the Dodgers 13-7.
They are now just one win away from advancing to the next round.